Costs and Funding

It’s really important that there are no financial barriers to accessing the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), therefore means-tested grants are available to support the costs of the programme. This means that anybody can apply to be part of the CAT no matter what their financial circumstances are.

The overall costs cover all training classes, dance wear, theatre trips, guest choreographers, performances and a lot more.

*Fees for 2019/20 will be confirmed in 2019.

Amount of Grant (2018/19)

The fee per student for academic year 2018/19 is £3,686. This is set by the Department for Education and is a National Grant level.

Relevant Income

Maximum amount of grant

Parental Contribution

up to £30,529 £3,723 nil
£30,530 to £34,600 £3,350 £373
£34,601 to £38,671 £2,977 £746
£38,672 to £42,741 £2,606 £1,117
£42,742 to £46,811 £2,233 £1,490
£46,812 to £50,882 £1,861 £1,862
£50,883 to £54,954 £1,490 £2,233
£54,955 to £59,024 £1,117 £2,606
£59,025 to £63,095 £745 £2,978
£63,096 to £67,163 £374 £3,349
£67,164 or more nil £3,723


Parental contributions can be paid in three termly instalments, or over ten months by monthly standing order.

To qualify for a national grant the applicant must have been resident in the British Islands for three years prior, be a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland or be a refugee of the child of a refugee (conditions apply).


Students may apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis, and assistance is means tested on the same scale as the grant funding, e.g. families who are entitled to a full grant are also entitled to full reimbursement for dancewear and travel costs; families who are entitled to 50% grant are entitled to claim 50% of these costs.


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